The Scottish Government has published a concordat on animal health and welfare matters between the Secretary of State for Environment. Food and Rural Affairs the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers. This Concordat is neither intended to constitute a legally enforceable contract nor create any rights or obligations which are legally enforceable. It is intended to be binding in honour only.
The Concordat will apply at least for the duration of the Spending Review period and will end in March 2015, with a commit to review in 2014 to consider the best way forward.